Chicken Kelaguen

A great chicken dish with lemon, fresh coconut, and spicy flavor, I think you’ll enjoy comes from the Island of Guam.

Chicken Kelaguen, is a very popular Chamorro dish on the island of Guam, if not no#1 on the list it sure comes up right behind it.

Traditionally the chicken is barbecued, but as time passed many people have been cooking their chicken boiled, baked or even buying ready made rotisserie chickens. The chicken is then shredded, chopped into tiny pieces, then mixed with freshly grated coconut, squeezed lemons, green onions, salt, and red hot peppers (peppers are optional). What comes out of that concoction, is one of the best and most refreshing side dishes, I’ve ever tasted.

It’s a dish that always disappears first from the table. It’s the type of dish, you can never have enough of. It’s eaten over rice, as a side dish, or wrapped in a tortilla.

Kelaguen is derived from the Filipino dish kilawin. Filipinos introduced this dish back when Philippines and Guam was part of Spanish East Indies, mixed with the influence of the Latin America civeche.

Picture by Pat Molinos


3 thoughts on “Chicken Kelaguen

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